Need some help w/identification

Old 12-27-2011, 10:51 AM
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Hi there someone threw her out at my scrap yard and need some help with what she is TIA
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That is a Singer 401 (or 401A). One of the best Singers made in the 50's. Does a lot of decorative stitches and can use top hat cams to do more. If you can get it cleaned up and working you will love it.

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Originally Posted by fluffygirl
That is a Singer 401 (or 401A). One of the best Singers made in the 50's. Does a lot of decorative stitches and can use top hat cams to do more. If you can get it cleaned up and working you will love it.

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Isn't this board great? Somebody knows something about everything! Great going Gals!
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:07 PM
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Wow!! Lucky for you they didn't know what they were "giving" to you!!!
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Holy cow, someone threw it out!!!! That machine is worth good money. People are nuts!
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:02 PM
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I have 2 of these, and they both suddenly jammed (needles down, can't move them). This was right after they had been in for servicing at what is supposed to be a reputable, knowledgeable dealer. I know it's something simple, just out of alignment - any hints where to go for solutions? I have a very mechanically inclined husband who will give a look when time is not so busy, but I just need to know where to look. Workhorse of a machine, and a steady stitcher. I have had one of these machines for 37 years, and the other was my mother's, so it has been in my family at least 40 years.
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Originally Posted by GEMRM
I have 2 of these, and they both suddenly jammed (needles down, can't move them). This was right after they had been in for servicing at what is supposed to be a reputable, knowledgeable dealer. I know it's something simple, just out of alignment - any hints where to go for solutions? I have a very mechanically inclined husband who will give a look when time is not so busy, but I just need to know where to look. Workhorse of a machine, and a steady stitcher. I have had one of these machines for 37 years, and the other was my mother's, so it has been in my family at least 40 years.
There was a topic started yesterday I believe that has links to the manual and repair manual- do a search for 401
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Deb are you anywhere near Austin? Northwest Sewing Center on Burnet Rd. is a Singer dealer, and the owner, Mr. Schilling knows all of these models and works on them.
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You might check for a small thread in the bobbin area. Might be a very small piece.
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